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Auditions for Million Dollar Quartet!


Come be part of a production that has never seen the high school stage! We are holding an OPEN CALL AUDITION Saturday, September 14 from 1 to 4  p.m. in the CBHS Auditorium. No formal acting or theatre experience is necessary!

All male roles will be filled by students enrolled at Christian Brothers High School, and all female roles are open to students from Memphis-area high schools.

If you are interested in one of the leading MALE roles, please prepare a character and sing a musical selection from the following list:


We are also looking for one FEMALE lead to play Elvis’s girlfriend, Dyanne. You should prepare Fever or I Hear You Knockin'. You will not be required to stay for all of the audition. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact CBHS Theatre Director John Smiley with questions and for additional information at jsmiley@cbhs.org. This is going to me an AMAZING year. We can’t wait to see you at auditions!

Audition Master Class


CBHS Theatre presents an Audition Master Class with Broadway Talent!


Join broadway and television actors Savannah Frazier and Kyle Scatliffe (currently on tour with Hamilton), who will lead an audition workshop for current and incoming CBHS students in the school's auditorium Tuesday, July 23 from 12 to 3 p.m. The workshop will focus on audition skills and presenting one's best self, with a Q&A session to follow.

Space is limited! Interested students are encouraged to contact Mr. Smiley at jsmiley@cbhs.org to secure their spot.

About Savannah and Kyle: 

Savannah Frazier recently premiered her new SAG web series, Cuddle, in NYC (find episodes on Vimeo!) that she wrote, produced, directed and starred in. She has also portrayed Eve (et al) in a revival of Apple Tree on Theatre Row. Other credits include: one-woman show, "Ever-Long: Tales of A Tall Ingenue and Other Short(er) Stories" at Feinstein's/54 Below, Sophie/Mary Catlett understudy (Amazing Grace, Nederlander Theatre), Laurey (Oklahoma, Lyric Stage of Dallas), Alta (From the Fire, Edinburgh Fringe), Eileen (Wonderful Town, Theatre Row), Marc Antony (Julius Caesar, Theatre 54)

Kyle Scatliffe (Lafayette/Jefferson) is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Currently on tour with Hamilton as Lafayette and Jefferson. Broadway: The Color Purple, Les Miserables. West End: The Scottsboro Boys (Olivier Award nomination). Off Broad: As You Like It, Encores Big River. Reg:Ragtime(ZACH Theatre), Oklahoma! (5th Avenue Theatre). TV credits include; CBS’s Bull, NBC’s Chicago P.D., and  Marley in A Christmas Carol: The Concert (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra/PBS).

Past Productions



CBHS Theatre presents The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, translated by Paul Schmidt. This will be the final production of the year for the Brothers on Stage and audiences will be riveted by this talented cast comprised mostly of CBHS Theatre Senior talent.

The Seagull is the first of Chekhov’s four major plays and offers audiences a slice of life dramady set in the countryside of late 19th Century Russia. The Seagull is meant to embody the intricacy of everyday life. Set in a country house amongst friends who have know each other for years a new outsider, Trigorin, begins to upset the delicate social balance with his voracious love life. However, other troubles soon arise such as unrequited love, failed dreams, and pretentious artistic influences. Chekhov weaves the fabric of love and pride into a beautiful story encompassing the full range of human emotion from the subplots with Masha’s love for Constantine to the romantic tension between Trigorin, Arkadina, and Nina.

This production features the student talent of Eoin Gleadhill, Josh Maddock, Jay Hall, Thomas Fowlkes, Chris Blake, Clay Hoover, Jesse Gomez, Jeb Bryan, Chloe Zelinka, Katy Cotten, Irene Keeney, and Eliza White.




“Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

VIEW THE TRAILER HERE.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Oliver! is a musical theatre masterpiece, perfectly showcasing the talents of a large ensemble cast as they bring these classic characters and score to life” -- from Music Theatre international

As always, we are also not just looking for actors. CBHS Theatre has so many opportunities for students behind the scenes. If you are interested in costumes, sets, sound, lights, stage crew, or stage management, we encourage you to introduce yourself to the CBHS Theatre team during either audition date so that we can keep in communication with you over the school year.

Remember to always be excellent to each other. GO BROTHERS!

CBHS THEATRE PROGRAM

The CBHS Theatre Program exists as an ongoing educational venue in theatrical arts geared toward education and enlightening students, performers and spectators alike, toward the understanding that the ARTS are a vital and meaningful part of the human existence. The number one goal of theatre is education. To that end, the theatre staff work diligently to provide performance opportunities for as many students as possible who might wish to experience being a part of a theatrical stage work. This helps to ensure that many young men of CBHS, and female participants from other schools, have the exposure to theatrical arts education. There are opportunities galore for students of all talents - from actors and singers, to dancers, instrumentalists, designers, and those who love technical work. All young men who attend CBHS are eligible for auditions. Actresses from local high schools are part of our program, and we are always open to all who wish to audition and participate. Novice and veteran performers alike have a home with the CBHS theatre program.

Mr. John Smiley
Theatre Director
jsmiley@cbhs.org